Registration refers to signing up for a site or service as a user with a username and password.

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Is it better to force sign in before or during restricted forms?

I am building a form that will require a person to be signed in to successfully post. Filling out this for is ESSENTIAL to my web application, so I really want to make it as painless as possible - ...
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What's an intuitive workflow for a registering user to simultaneously sign-up his colleagues?

I'm working on a redesign of a website that has a bit of a complicated registration requirement and I just can't get my head around how best to design the necessary forms/pages. For context, the ...
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Building a marketplace - which one is better a unified registration or two separate ones?

I'm currently building a marketplace. And need to decide whether to: Have two separate registration forms - one for the buyer and one for the seller Have a single registration form and then when a ...
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Registration Button Research

I'm redesigning the registration page for my website, and I'm wondering if anyone has come across any research relating to the affects of different wording and colors for the registration button? How ...
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What happens when users register?

Usually when users register on a site does the email confirmation contain their username and password? When the user clicks the activation link does it make the user sign in or deep link them into a ...
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Benefits gained by forcing users to register to access content?

Corporate websites often make available white-papers, articles, or other content-related materials pertaining to the company's area of expertise. While this pattern is consistent, the methods of ...
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Registration: Parent and child

currently working on redesigning a registration that serves three different audiences: Parent and Child Self (adult) Third party paying on behalf of someone else I am less worried about in which ...
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Name of the logged off part of an application/a website

I'd like to know how you would call the part of the application which is not the showcase, not the app itself, but the part between both. Let me explain with more details. It is something very common ...
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Making the user login again after registration

Simple question: is it a bad idea to automatically login a user after their registration was flawlessly completed? A majority of all the websites I visit does not use this behavior, which is the ...
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Industry standard drop rate percentages?

When evaluating the registration of a product, and have access to the analytics, is there a good measurement on what a decent "drop-rate" percentage might be? By drop-rate, I am referring to how many ...
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Should we send both username and password after registration?

After users have registered on a website, should that website send both username and password in their registration confirmation email ?
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What is the name of the button that lead to a login and register page (one page)?

I have a page that serve both login and register. I put the two form side by side (login form to the left, register form to the right). In menu header, there would normally be button that lead to ...
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How should I go about integrating Mozilla Persona in a website?

For those who've never heard of it before, Mozilla Persona is a single sign-on method that's pretty strict on privacy. For me, as a website administrator, it means that I don't need to ask the user ...
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How to provide good mobile phone number verification? [closed]

I'd like to know if there is a way to achieve a good user experience when a user's profile contains a mobile number which needs to be verified via SMS. The examples I have explored had the mobile ...
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What is best practice for data protection on a registration form?

This is in part a UX and a legal (UK) question. Is there a best practice in terms of opt in statements for data protection for registration. I have had our CRM team suggest that we should include ...
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Force User to Sign In/Sign Up?

We're building a dating site application. In popular dating sites, such as Match.com, users must first sign in or sign up before being able to use the site at all. We see thinking of the site ...
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Should my app send a confirmation email on user registration?

I'm grappling with the user registration experience for my application. I'm considering this model: User enters... Username Password Password confirmation Email address The app displays a ...
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User registration tips

I have a site that requires email validation as well as sms (cellphone number) validation. At the moment my registrations Vs non registrations are 10 to 1 (towards non registrations). This is almost ...
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How to handle a complicated registration process

Ok so it is a bit complicated ... bear with me In my web application, I have something called "Office" and it has many "Employees". An "Employee" can not exist without an "Office". So in my current ...
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In non-social applications, are usernames redundant?

If there is no social element to a web app, should the user be asked to create a username during the sign-up process? Is username creation a pointless extra hurdle, or does it serve a purpose?
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Signing up for a site with a social network versus a form

I am designing a registration page for our site where we allow people to signup 3 different ways: Facebook, Twitter and also a manual signup form. We want to drive people to use Facebook and Twitter ...
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How to prevent registration from login page and login from registration page

During user tests we see quite some people 1) enter their previous chosen login details (email+pass) on the registration page. Including them wondering "why we ask all this information again?". The ...
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Should (and how should I) I use email addresses for login without validating them?

So that users don't have to remember a username, my webapp doesn't ask users to enter one (accounts are private and there are no profiles or user-generated content). However, I would also prefer not ...
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Support forum login?

I'm getting ready to release a new software product, and am setting up my support forum. Should I require users to login to post or reply to topics, or not? I'd like to make it easy for users to ...
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Which trial experience is better?

Imagine a professional online application in Flash or Silverlight that's being sold for around $15 per person. Which in your opinion is best for the first-time visitor? Give everyone access to all ...
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Email confirmation after paid user registration

We are developing a website where user registration is paid. My confusion is regarding, whether an email with activation link needs to be sent after the registration is complete (payment is part of ...
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Should we restrict signup for a service to Facebook accounts only?

There are obvious advantages to limiting sign-ups to a service like Facebook connect - getting a name, age, avatar, etc. without the annoyance to your customers of asking them to fill it all in. We ...
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“Sign Up” vs “Create an Account”

Which pick is better for a service? Especially if I would like the website to resemble American style. Gmail and Dropbox say: "Sign In or create an account" Yahoo says: "Sign In. New here? Sign ...
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Reasons For Moving To Required Login For Order Form

Now I know the question seems like it will have obvious answers, but what I need mostly are sources if possible. I would like to convince my boss' that requiring logins to order is the right path. I ...
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Best practice to communicate 'direct' registration with a website (not through Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc)

When offering registration on a website with the options to signup with Facebook, Google, etc. What is the best way to say to register 'directly' with the website and not using any external third ...
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Ways to avoid online contest voting fraud … is SMS account verification too much to ask?

Mitigating Cheating & Voter Fraud in Online Contests… We run online contests of various sorts that involve users voting on entries (usually one vote per user per day). The prizes range from ...
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Is it better to ask for 'full name' or 'first name' and 'last name' in a registration form? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I want to make name input one field instead of first name/Last name. Wise? Worth it? I want to know that whether full name or first name and last name is better to ask ...
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One column logistration form OR two columns?

Don't look at me like that, I actually like the way to call both login and registration forms together a logistration form, well it's convenient. I've designed a logistration form, but the problem is ...
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When form submission fails, password field gets blanked, why is that the case?

I've seen many registration forms where if fields don't pass validation, the password fields are blanked as well. Why is this the case? I understand why you'd blank the password in a login form, but ...
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Multiple step registration form design

I have a multiple step registration form. What is the trade off between what information is in the registration form and the profile? For example should some content such as location be in the ...
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Should sign up be available from both Mobile and web?

Let's say I have an iPhone application AND a website that works synergetically with the app. For example it might allow the user to manage the iPhone app's data. In this case how should the sign up ...
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Best way to allow registration to an invite only web app?

I'm in the process of planning a web app which will offer an advice service to people who earn above a certain salary threshold. The thinking is that the new users will be procured through their ...
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User registration form and already registered

We have a registration form like the below. I'm curious if I should be displaying different text for an email address that already exists in our database. It seems like that could be used for spam ...
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Subliminal user registration

I'm developing a forum/community board and I want to avoid registration forms. So I decided to make user registration almost implicit. What I mean is, if an unregistered user is about to do something ...
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Should registration be optional on an e-commerce site?

I am developing an e-commerce web site which will sell tourism services (airport transfer, accommodation, excursions, etc.). I am on a path here that I need to decide if I will provide a membership ...
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Creating Login Processes

I'm redesigning a login process for my product's website. Right now I have my login process, billing address and shipping address on one page. I'm looking at other sites like Amazon and Barnes and ...
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My forum has many views and Facebook likes but very few users are actually logging in or posting topics/replies?

I made a forum a month ago for foreigners living in Taiwan: www.taiwantalk.org. The Categories range from doing business in Taiwan to having relationships in Taiwan. Screenshot: This month I've ...
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What features should you add to a homepage to help sign-up conversion?

There are a few give-ins...simple social sign-up, tours, testimonials... but what have you found in your experience that really puts the icing on the cake when getting users to sign-up with the site. ...
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Should we ask for first and last name or a generic display name?

Is it better to ask for both first and last name from user, or a generic "display name" field? Which do users respond to better, and are there any downsides for either? In our case, we are allow both ...
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Are there instances when Captcha / Human validation is more necessary during registration?

I am not particularly asking about whether or not Captcha within itself is good UX, but a more generalized question as to when human validation truly makes a difference in terms of a website's ...
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Triaging UI improvements, where to start?

I have been hired to redesign an auction website (which I cannot disclose), the usability, design, even the code beauty is pretty disastrous. The trouble is, the site is already active and my client ...
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Evaluation period with or without license key?

Are there any studies that indicate whether there is a negative effect of requiring users to apply for and enter a license key to e.g. a 30 day evaluation of (non-SaaS) software? My feeling is that ...
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Wizard steps - how should I label them?

I've built a 3 steps registration wizard because my user must fill in 19 (!) fields. (Its a regulatory issue that can't be argued). I split them steps to 3: 1. Account information 2. General ...
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Is it a good practice to show a sign-up or registration form as seperate parts rather than in one go?

I am designing a registration form for a site with multiple sets of information required from the user. I have categorized the data fields into relevant groups. Now should I present the form sections ...
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Should I use a timer on a registration page to reserve seats?

I'm working on an online registration system for my company that allows our customers to register for events. Once the customer has selected their seats and signed in, we "reserve" the seats, ...